“Sky High”

skyhigh.jpgMichael Angarano
Kurt Russell
Kelly Preston
Danielle Panabaker
Mary Elizabeth Winstead
Malika
Khadijah
Dee Jay Daniels
Kelly Vitz
Nicholas Braun
Kevin Hefferman

PG           100min           2005

“Sky High” is set in a world where superheroes are commonly known and accepted, young Will Stronghold, the son of the Commander and Jetstream, tries to find a balance between being a normal teenager and an extraordinary being.

Designed as a “backdoor” pilot it’s a higher caliber of film that one released later in the year “Zoom”. It’s Disney’s answer to the comic book craze and its an inferior product for the masses but does the job for its target market, little kids.

The special effects are top notch. The powers of are crazy and funny to watch. But they must have been expensive to create but in most scenes there was someone using some type of power. That could have been one of the reasons that it was not turned into a series as plan.

“Sky High” was complete and entertaining story to little children while leaving it open for a series. It was a product that parents can show to kids and not worry about them, where as X-Men is a more mature presentation of almost the same product. Kids with powers being taught to control them at an academy design for them in the sky.

There are a few featurettes, some behind the scenes diaries, and bloopers. I amazed at how cheerful and fun it looks to make movies. As a viewer most time the behind the scenes featurettes is scripted pr. This featurette was filmed by the kids and then edited and showed those hidden moments rarely seen.

I give it a 2/5 Gs.

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